Economics and politics - comment and analysis

The great advantage of the European Monetary Union

Cross-posted from Brussels Morning
Many German economists still blame the European Central Bank (ECB) for doing what central banks normally do, namely providing monetary conditions that are conducive to growth and development.
Particularly damaging for the public debate on how to exit the corona recession are the constant warnings by many economists and some doomsday prophets that the aggressive monetary policy within the monetary union risks triggering imminent and dramatic inflation throughout Europe. …

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The virus and the season

27. November 2020 I Europe, Events, General Politics

(This is an automated translation, I corrected substantive mistakes but not grammar and style)
Cross-posted from Makroskop
In the corona discussion, many people feel that it is hopeless from the outset to search for a hypothesis that provides clear indications of the further course of the pandemic. …

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Populism is Dead, Long Live Popular Politics

Cross-posted from Makroskop and Brave New Europe
Translated and edited by BRAVE NEW EUROPE
 
Joe Biden has been the incarnation of the Establishment. Nothing else can be expected from him than Barack Obama’s largely unambitious social policies, which made the Trump phenomenon possible in the first place. …

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